Naples and Sicily 1772-CC BP piastra Dav-1403

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Sincona sale 11, lot 1815
This specimen was lot 1815 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it sold for 1,300 CHF (about US$1,609 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALIEN Neapel - Sizilien Ferdinando IV. (I.), 1759-1825. Piastra 1772, Neapel. Auf die Geburt von Prinzessin Maria Theresia. Justiert. Gutes sehr schön. (Naples and Sicily, Ferdinand IV, 1759-1825, piastra of 1772, Naples mint. On the birth of princess Maria Theresia. Adjustment marks, good very fine.)"
Charles II, the last Hapsburg king of Spain, was also king of Naples and Sicily. After his death the area passed out of the hands of the Spanish crown, only to be reconquered by them in the 1730's. Ferdinand IV was the third son of Charles III, king of Spain 1759-88 and the younger brother of Charles IV.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 25.32 g.

Catalog reference: CNI XX,576,90f, KM C65, Davenport-1403, Gig-46.


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  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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